Q: 2nd great grandfather leaves 85 acres to 14 children and all descendants, 1 still alive. Every descendant entitled?
a family trust was established and every document mentioned every child by name and says and their descendants have a shared right to use of the land. 2nd great grandfather died in 1930 and up until 1986 all documents list all siblings, some of their children(my deceased grandmother was named) and says every descendant coming from the 2nd great grandparents . Now that one child is still living out of the 14, their children are indicated they are 100% in ownership of the land it it passes to them. If my 2nd great grandparents, great grandparents and grandparents are deceased do I have any right to utilize the property? the family trust was in use when the 14 siblings were alive and paid the property taxes, now that there is one living that family pays all the property taxes and claim the land. Land is currently not being use nor is there any homes on it. Out of the 13 deceased children many of their children, great are inquiring if they can utilize the land. being told no by the last.
A: The argument is most likely specious, but real estate title is decided by what the documents say, not what you say. Buy a consult with a lawyer licensed in the state where the property lies, get a title search, and get a reliable answer. You need to do this before you surrender your and your children’s rights by adverse possession.
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